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John Carpenter Collection (R2) in October

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of John Carpenter: The Collection on 6th October 2008 priced at £54.99 RRP. In conjunction with Anchor Bay and Universal Pictures Optimum present this seven-film collection of the director’s most acclaimed work.

Included in the set are the Anchor Bay DVD release of Halloween (see below for details on exactly which release), the Universal Pictures DVD release of The Thing, the recent and forthcoming Optimum DVD releases of The Fog, Escape From New York, They Live and Assault on Precinct 13. Last of all is Prince of Darkness, which appears to be exclusive to the box-set.

Halloween

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 and DD5.1 Surround
  • Original Mono
  • Halloween Unmasked 2000
  • Trailers, TV Spots and Bios

The Thing
  • 2.35:1 Non-Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French DD2.0 Surround, Italian DD2.0 Stereo, Spanish and Polish DD1.0 Mono
  • English, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish and Czech subtitles
  • John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape Making of Documentary
  • Feature Commentary with John Carpenter & Kurt Russell
  • Production Background Archive
  • Cast Production Photos
  • Production Art & Storyboards
  • Location Design
  • Production Archives
  • Outtakes
  • Production Notes
  • Post Production
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Cast & Filmmakers’ Notes: Kurt Russell, John Carpenter

The Fog - This is the recent 4th August 2008 release from Optimum (which replaced the previous Momentum Pictures edition). Features include:
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 Stereo and DD5.1 Surround
  • Director's Commentary
  • Tales From The Mist (30min documentary)
  • Trailers

Escape From New York - This is the recent 4th August 2008 release from Optimum (which replaced the previous Momentum Pictures edition). Features include:
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 Stereo and DD5.1 Surround
  • Return to Escape from New York (23 mins)
  • New and exclusive John Carpenter interview (31 mins)
  • 3 x original trailers
  • Snakes Crime (deleted original intro)
  • Commentary with John Carpenter and Kurt Russell

They Live - Replacing the old Momentum Pictures edition, Optimum are releasing a stand-alone version of this sci-fi thriller starring Roddy Piper on 22nd September 2008. Features include:
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 Stereo and DD5.1 Surround
  • Making of Featurette
  • Commentary with John Carpenter and Roddy Piper
  • John Carpenter Profile
  • Roddy Piper Profile
  • Meg Foster Profile
  • Trailer

Assault on Precinct 13 (Special Edition) - Also released separately on 6th October 2008. Features include:
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Mono
  • Video Q&A with John Carpenter and star Austin Stoker at the American Cinematheque 2002 (23 mins)
  • Director’s Commentary
  • Isolated Music Score
  • Production History (17 mins)
  • 2 Radio Spots
  • Trailer

Prince of Darkness
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 Stereo and DD5.1 Surround
  • Trailer

Last updated: 07/05/2018 07:37:12

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